Like the lemon shark
who returns       to the same mangrove-lined shallows
every year to give birth          like the lemon shark
whose fin is cut off
for soup                                                             were I to return
like the lemon shark
the poachers would know                           where to find me
my fin my nursery


Photograph by Rafał Próchniak

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